27 Jan 2007

I love Schnews

1. Read the Economist from cover to cover.
2. Read the London Review of books from cover to cover.
3. Read Schnews...essential.

here is some stuff from this weeks schnews,

SchNEWS Fundraising Roast Dinner

Sunday 4th March 2-6pm at the Cowley Club, 12 London Rd. Bar open. All members and their guests welcome.


Crap Arrest Of The Week

For Taking The Biscuit...

The crunch came during a mid-December's night party in Cornwall for one bunch of SchNEWS reading punks when the drummer in a local hardcore band was arrested for throwing chocolate digestive biscuits at the outside of the bar he'd just gigged in. His mate was then arrested, beaten, CS sprayed, cuffed and locked in isolation for asking why he was being arrested, whilst another was nicked for trying to film it and calling the police "F*ckers" when he couldn't. Police overreaction perhaps? Crumbs.


We Are All Over The Place

Here's a list of Social Centres around the country

Bradford: 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY. Set up in 1981 as a centre for the low waged and unemployed and still going on strong. Tel 01274 734160 Web www.1in12.go-legend.net email info@1in12.com

Coventry Peace House, 311 Stoney Stanton Rd, CV6 5DS, Tel 02476 663031 Web www.covpeacehouse.org.uk Email covpeace@gn.apc.org A housing co-operative and a peace and environmental centre connected to local activist networks. Works directly with local asylum seekers, and has a bike recycling project.

Brighton: Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA Tel 01273 696104 Web www.cowleyclub.org.uk A social centre on the busy London Road in Brighton. It houses a cafe and bookshop during the day, a private members bar during the evenings, and is a base for a variety of other projects.

Bristol: Kebele Kulture Projekt,14 Robertson Rd, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6JY Tel 0117 939 9469 Web: www.kebele.org Email:info@kebele.org Anarchist collective run drop-in and meeting centre, vegan cafe, bike workshops, anarchist library, housing co-op, exhibitions, campaign catering, political activities and more.

Lancaster Resource Centre, 78a Penny St, Lancaster LA1 1XN. Web:www.eco-action.org/lancaster - a collectively run resource centre and meeting space in Lancaster. Open every Wednesday 4-7pm.

Leeds: Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ, Tel 0845 345 7334, Web www.thecommonplace.org.uk - an independent, volunteer run social centre in the centre of Leeds.

Liverpool - the Cellar downstairs from bookshop News From Nowhere, 96 Bold Street, L1 4HY is about to open in the next few months. The venue is already holding events, but it needs a bit more money to open properly with a kitchen and other facilities. Once open it will be a hub for community action groups with cafe, internet, gigs etc. See www.liverpool.indymedia.org.uk

London: The Square, 21-22 Russell Square, London, WC1. Squatted social centre, aiming to be a radical, public space for all. For info and events listing see: www.londonsocialcentre.org.uk

London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES. Tel 020 7377 9088 Web:www.londonarc.org Email:info@londonarc.org Collectively-run building providing space and resources for people and groups working on self-organised, non-hierarchical projects for radical social change.

London (East): The RampART Creative Centre and Social Space, 15-17 Rampart Street , E1 2LA, is a large occupied building in East London, hosting cultural and political events, community cinema, exhibitions, alternative media production, benefit gigs, discussions, meetings and workshops and more. www.rampart.co.nr (offline for maintainence at moment) ** Currently RampART are having bother with the local authority and fire brigade wanting to do a health and safety inspection - which could lead to it being shut down. RampART is calling for help and has a wishlist - Illuminated fire exit signs * Fire extinguishers * Fire blanket * Health and Safety Law poster * Hand basin and more - contact at the above address.

London (South): 56a Info-shop, 56a Crampton Street, Walworth SE17 (near Elephant & Castle). Resource for local people and campaign groups selling books and zines, and with extensive archive radical publications. www.56a.org.uk

Manchester: The Basement, 24 Lever Street (off Piccadilly Gardens), Manchester M1 Tel 0161 237 1832 Email mustsocial@yahoo.co.uk Manchester's new radical bookshop with a wide selection of anarchist and radical books and journals. with vegan cafe, radical library, free internet and exhibition space.

Nottingham: Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St., Nottingham, NG7 6HX. Tel:0845 458 9595 Web:www.veggies.org.uk/sumac Email:sumac@veggies.org.uk Resource centre for local groups campaigning for human and animal rights, the environment, peace, etc.

FOR MORE INFO: Find details on these and many others from www.schnews.org.uk/links and click on Social & Community Centres, see also www.londonarc.org/social_centre_network.html


Social Centres Gathering

Jan 27th - a space for discussion, practical workshops, sharing ideas, skills & experience followed by MAYHEM Cabaret & Cocktails. At the 1in12 Club, Albion Street, off Fulton Street, Bradford, BD1 tel: 01274 734160 web www.1in12.com Accommodation available contact 01274 745002 or hive@riseup.net


V for Video Activist

The SchMOVIES DVD Collection 2006 is out this month. The pick of the SchMOVIES produced in 2006, covering events across the UK such as the Smash EDO campaign, protest camps at Titnore Woods and Shepton Mallet, the Camp For Climate Action, anti-war demos at Parliament Square, resistance to the M74 motorway in Glasgow, and more.. Available now for £6 p&p from SchNEWS. (Apologies if you've ordered and not received - there's been interminable delays over Xmas) Note new address - c/o Community Base, 113 Queens Rd Brighton BN1 3XG


Under The Lens - A Quick Guide to Alternative Media


Indymedia - an international network of independent news sites which contain articles, pictures, films and more, with material self-published by readers. In Britain it has collectives running regional IMC sites in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Scotland, Sheffield, South Coast, York. These sites all share the main national and international IMC features, but all also listings and news specific to the region. See www.indymedia.org.uk

Current Free Newsheets

Gagged - South Wales Anarchist Newsletter PO Box 70, Newport NP20 5XX. Issue 15 is out now - download a pdf here http://lists.riseup.net/www/d_read/gagged/gagged15.pdf

Gay Bishop - Reading readinggaybishop@yahoo.co.uk or write to Gay Bishop, c/o RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 3JE.

Porkbolter - Worthing - www.eco-action.org/porkbolter

Rough Music - Roughin' it up on the streets of Brighton www.roughmusic.org.uk

Rupture - (Free party scene - email rupture@headfuk.net for pdf subsciption) Bristol


Voices of Resistance from Occupied London - a new "anarchist bulletin of news, theory and action from the British capital after the empire". The first issue will be out early/mid-March - on time for the global day of action for Iraq on March 19. Looking for contributors now - deadline March 1st - email occupiedlondon@riseup.net


ClearerChannel - is an online resource with lots of local and international independently made videos to download for free see www.clearerchannel.org

Indymedia Video - For a list of groups active in the UK see www.indymedia.org.uk/en/static/video.html

CultureShop - online retailer of hard to find political films UK and international. See www.cultureshop.org


Alternative Media Conference

SchNEWS is calling out for interest/involvement in an Alternative Media Conference in Brighton in early May this year, which will be held over a weekend at the Cowley Club. This will cover video, web and print media and will be partly workshops for those newly involved, and also open discussions about all aspects of the media activist malarkey. Some accommodation will be sorted, and help is needed to set this up. Email us if you are interested in helping or coming. Watch out for updates...

1 comment:

Martin said...

Hi Derek, hope you will join us to help save the world's lungs:

Australia is systematically destroying forests and reducing the world’s ability to resist climate change. What happens there will affect us all.

Save Tasmania’s Wild Forests - Forests are the Worlds’s Lungs
Protest in London, Saturday 13 October 2007 12noon at the Australian High Commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Let Australia know the world is watching its planned new pulp mill.
This Tasmanian “World’s best practice” plant will:
• Consume 6 million tons of ancient old growth forest annually.
• Emit 10 million tons of CO2 a year and discharge 64,000 tons of toxic effluent into the sea, every day.

In Australia it is illegal to kill endangered species, yet this practice continues within forestry without fear of prosecution.
Tasmania only has 13% of its old growth forest left.
Licences have already been issued to reduce this to 6%.

Where to meet: 12noon at the Australian High Commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA. (Nearest Tube: Temple)
Protest info: save_tassies_forests@yahoo.com
Further info: http://www.wilderness.org.au/regions/tas/

Tell the Australian Government to protect its old growth forests: Email Peter McGauran MP Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Peter.McGauran.MP@aph.gov.au

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